Venting the hot air from 'Electrikit' converted Aga range cookers
No flue is required for a converted cooker but although 'Electrikit' converted cookers can be room vented, it is after all just hot air, we strongly recommend external venting of the ovens. When you cook quite a bit of steam is created and when room vented it condenses quickly and can look unsightly. Far better to externally vent it!
If we are leaving the cooker 'in-situ' then we can vent the ovens into the existing flue. This saves you the bother and cost of having it removed which can be substantial. If we are relocating your cooker for you then it is best placed on an outside wall and we can vent it as shown below. It's a simple copper pipe going straight out the back - no flue through the roof required!
You can see in the first picture a 28mm copper pipe exits the rear left corner of the top oven. With two 90 degree angles it then exits directly out the wall behind the cooker. We are not builders so cannot prepare the hole for the pipe. It needs to be 30-32mm in diameter and located behind the flue shroud. This is 851mm high from the base of the cooker (not the floor as it may include a plinth of varying height) and 450mm from the right hand side. We'll chat to your and/or your builder directly about this before we come!
The second picture shows the exterior view. The pipe has a further 90 degree angle to prevent water and wind ingress and is protected in this case by a mesh cover (not supplied).
External fan assistance for oven air extraction
If your chosen position means the vent cannot go straight through the wall behind the cooker then we may fit a fan unit (externally at the end of the pipe) to assist extraction from the ovens. This costs an additional £342 + VAT. An additional standard plug socket will be required within 4m of the final exit position of the pipe and this fan site.
No electric cooker will extract smoke and steam quite as well as a fossil fuel cooker. These have vast amounts of hot air and combustion gases going up the flue to 'draw' air from the ovens which electric cookers do not - that is why they are so much more efficient of course! You'll occasionally notice some steam escaping round the doors for this reason and its totally normal.